CIA Insurance encourages customers to carry out an HPI Check

Article date: 11 November 2008

CIA Insurance is offering its customers a unique service - a direct link to HPI for a history check when buying any second-hand motorcycle.

CIA Insurance has joined up with HPI, whose database allows you to research the background of the machine you are planning on buying to check if it has outstanding finance, is registered as stolen, or has been written-off. The check also provides you with the vehicle description (as registered with the DVLA) and advice on how to buy a bike safely.

The HPI Check costs just £19.99 which is a small sum of money for peace of mind regarding your new machine.   

CIA Insurance has chosen the HPI Check because it is established as the UK's primary source of vehicle information on all road-registered vehicles, and offers one of the most comprehensive provenance checks available in the UK. With one in 10 bikes checked by HPI being written-off; one in 20 showing a plate change; and one in 22 having outstanding finance against it, it makes sense to know exactly what you're buying, before you buy it.

HPI has long established relationships with data providers such as the Police, DVLA, Finance Companies, Association of British Insurers (ABI), Customs & Excise, Local Government and the Motor Trade and continues to be a pioneer in the vehicle provenance market.

CIA Insurance's director, Eliot Blundell said: "CIA Insurance wants to give its customers value for money and peace of mind when buying a second-hand motorcycle, the HPI Check will reveal if a machine has a hidden history."

Visit CIA Insurance on-line at and get your new bike checked by HPI.


For press enquiries please contact:

Margot Tomkinson, Dominic Dennis and Justine Hoadley at HSL 0208 977 9132.

Notes to editors:

About CIA Insurance

CIA Insurance has over 15 years experience in the motorcycle insurance market and guarantees to beat 9 out of 10 bike insurance quotes. For cheap motorbike insurance call on 0844-888-8575 and speak to experienced sales staff that will get you the best cheap bike insurance on the market

About HPI

Originally established in 1938, HPI Limited is a primary source of vehicle information for the UK motor industry and motoring consumer, which since August 2004 has been owned by Norwich Union. HPI encompasses both the HPI database of all UK road registered vehicle descriptions and histories, and the National Mileage Register which holds in excess of 125 million mileage readings.

Together, HPI and NMR represent the UK's largest vehicle information source, combining and interpreting data from government agencies, industry bodies, private organisations, the police and the general public. Registering with HPI helps companies to protect their financial interests in motor vehicles and a wide range of other mobile assets. HPI Checks give purchasers instant confirmation of whether vehicles are correctly described, known to be subject to outstanding finance or serious accident damage, or recorded as stolen or "clocked".

'HPI' and the HPI logo are registered trademarks of HPI Limited. 

(1) All prices include VAT and are correct as of 1 January 2006
(2) Mileage Data is not covered by The HPI Guarantee
(3) The HPI Guarantee is subject to terms and conditions

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